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By Eilla M. Powers
Concord, N. H.
Woodbury E, Hunt
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MAY 14 1900
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'er easiem plains the star-lit $ky
Becomes tlluminea, radiant, bright;
Che distant bills like silver gleam
On tbis, tbe boly nidbt«
In radiant ligbt tbe angels sing
Cbat world°loi)ed song witb one accord:
''for unto you is bom tbis day
B Sai^iour wbicb is gbrist tbe Cord>''
he music ceased; still i$ fbe air;
Awe-struck in whispers strange ana low,
Che shepherds to the angels' care
now leave their flocks and softly go
O'er misty fields to the little town;
H %mts ray is their pathway bright
Chat leads to the lowly manger hushed
By the splendor of that holy night.
b! speechless, blinaed, tbey draw near,
Cbe piercing splendor grows more wild,
Coucbed are tbe beans of tbe sbepberds now;
Xls tbe sweet young motber and ber cblldi
Xls Cbrlst, tbe King tbe bards foretold;
Cbe world^s great gift, so pure, so brigbt,
Xis €bnst tbe King of all tbe eartb,
(Ubo came on tbis first €bristntas nigbt.
ubilant bells, peal out the sm*
Of tbe ebrisKblld^s boly birtb,
Down tbe glad years tbe tones prolong
Cbrougbout tbe wbole broad eartb.
Vour balleluiabs ring out far,
Peal out from bill and glen,
Cbis first glad ebristmas carol bhgbt
Of ** Peace, Good will to men."
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